Mondo Guerra, the waifish couturier who came oh-so-close to winning his season of Project Runway, only to return and finally take the title for the recently-completely Project Runway: All-Stars, will be in Dallas tonight — his first official public appearance since being named the winner last month.

Mondo will appear at the Celebrity Fashion Experience (benefiting Autism Speaks) at the Loft Space, 816 Montgomery St. The doors open for the red carpet event at 7 p.m. Several designers will present, including Mondo’s castmate from Season 9, Laura Kathleen.

Mondo was a fan favorite in his season, and became especially popular following the emotional confession that he is HIV-positive.